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Imel oflice. Bridge street. aug 18-tf
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Having permanently located in the bcrough
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vn ) citizens of this place and surrounding
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Sept 28. IPTO-tici Principal.
Mew Brug; Stoiee
IX PERRY.SVI LLE.
DR. J. J. ATPLEDACG H has established
a Drug and Prescription Store in the
above-named place, aud kec-ps a generil as
JtRCOS AM MEJUCJXKS,
Also all other articles usuaily kept in estab
lishments of this kind.
Pure Wine; and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars. Tobacco, Stationery, Coufec-
ions (first-class). Notions, etc., e'c.
8a5PThe Doctor gives advice free
1S71. PIIILADKLPMIA. 1S71.
HOWELL & IJOURKE,
Paper Hangings k Window Shades,
WHOLESALE AMI RETAIL SALESUOOMS,
Corner of Fourth and Market Streets,
Factory Cor. Twenty-third an4 Sansom Sta.
A. G. PoSTLETWWAlTK. J. C. M'N ACillTOS
A. G. rOSTLETHWAITE k CO ,
(Icneral Commission Merchants.
THE SALE OF ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY
ho. 201 Sooth Front Street,
BEST CIGARS IX TOWN
Two for 5 cents. Also, the Fre'hest Lager,
the largest Oyster, the Sweetest Cider, the
Finest Domestic Wines, and, in snort, any
thing you may wish in the
EATING OR DRINKING LINE,
at the most reasonable prices, lie has also
so that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in tba interior of the State.
June 1, 1870-ly
J. M. KEFI1EART
UARNES BROTHER & HEBRON
WHOLESALE DEALERS IS
HATS AND CAPS,
503 Market Stref, PLiladplpliia.
aug 18, 189-ly,
ARGEPT RTOCK ef Pr Goods in tUf
ipuhty at Tilleo & UU'vnhQ .
VOLUME XIV, NO. 49
S. B. LOUDON,
"IVTOULD respectfully inform the public
V that he has removed his Tailoring Es
tablishment to a room in Major Kevin's new
building, oa the Parker lot. on Ilridge street,
.Hionniown, ani nas opened out
r.AROFR AND FINER ASSORTMENT OF
CL O 77 S. ' . '
Than ever was before brought to this town
which he ia prepared to make to order in the
LATES1 AA'D HOST IMPROVED STYLE,
And in a manner that will defy all competi
tion. He also manufactures to order, all
sorts of ftf . - -
On t Ai sinn f tl o t ufiii
By strict attention to business, he hopes to j eraliy roasted to dealti.
receive a liberal share of-publie patron- The scene of the affair was on IIow
age Qive him a call and inspect his styles I , . , . ,
of cutting and workmanship before going j ard 8trctt ,n one of tbe ema" wooden
elsewhere. j bouses which ' are eet back from tbe
: street, and accessible by means of nar-
Nl'W StOre ailJ XCW (jUOds. 'row alley-ways from the street. The
' . ' ! I parties live in the rear of No. 33, the
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, &C.
Ifoin Street; JTiSlintown..
TTAVIXG opened out a GROCERY AND.'
11 PROVISION STOKE in the old statu
on Main Street, .Mifflintown, I would respect
PROVISION sTOKfc in the old 'd
am Ptreet, Mifflintown, I would respect-
fully ask the attention of the public to the
following articles, which I will keep on haud
' " , attention called to the latter by the
SL GAR, CO I' FEE, TEA, : sound of heavy, blows, screaming aud
MOLASSES, RICE, groaning which proceeded from it.
XIJSJI s VLT ' 'A tbe sounds increased the two wo-
1)K1ED AND CANNED FRUlTjm,'V'cuVortr,i8rdneTth tLe
' windows, but the sOands suddenly ceas
HAM, SHOULDER, DRIED BEEF, 1 ed aud an wa3 quiet. They then retum-
COnfeCtiOnerieS, NlltS. &C, ; ed to their houies, but in about fifteen
TolKieeo, CiffarH, j minutes were again distuibii Ly the same
GU8SW ABE i noie" which they again sought to trace
- a: out as before, but the sounds ceased as
1 louiv l'Ved, aV. i , ' . ..
' they had previously done. Alter this
All of which
ill be sold cheap for .Cau or
Oivv me a call and hear
J. W. KIRK.
MiiHinlown, M.iy 2, 1871.
Great Excitement at the Mifflin
WHY is it that everybody goes to WM. F.
SNYDKK when t!icy are in need of any kind
of Chairs ?
BECAUSE he keeps the Best and Finest
Assortment of all kinds of Chairs that was
ever offered to the'eyes of the public.
Reader, if you are iu want 'of Chairs of
any kind, you will do well to call on the un
dersigned and examine his fine stdck of
Cane Seat ni Winisor Cnairs,
of all descriptions, before purchasing else
where. Having lately started iu business, he
is determined to do the very best he can as
regards durability and cheapness, and tror
rant ail work m'tjivfttcturrd by him.
t&T Remember the Sign of the Hid
ItlCl CIIATlt on the pole on the
corner of Main and I'licrry streets, when you
want to buy good chairs.
V.M. F. SNYDER.
Mifflintown, Feb 8, 1871.
The Place for Good GrapC'Vines
IS AT THE
Juniata Ihlltn Dbtnarbs,
AXD GRAPE-VISE MKSERT.
rTMIE undersigned would respectf-illy in
JL form the public that he has started a
Grape-vine Nursery about one mile northeast
of Miffliutown, where he has been testing a
large number of the different v&rieiice of
Grapes ; and having been in the business for
seven years, he is now prepared to furnish
VINES OF ALL THE LEADING
VARIETIES, ANI) OF THE
LOW It A T K S .
by the single vine, dozen, hundred or thou,
sand. All persons wishing good and thrifty
vines will do well to call and see for them
selves. Jia-Good and responsible Agents wanted.
Mifflintown, Juniata Co., Pa.
Real Estate at Private Sale,
rT'HE under.-igned offers to sell at private
-a sale a eeitain tract of land situated in
Mil ford township, one mile south of Patter
son, Juniata county, adjoining land of G.
W. Jacobs, B. D. Kepner. Jacob Lemon and
about Thirty five Acres of which are cleared
and in a good state of cultivation, having
been limed twiee over within the last five
years. The remaining ten acres is woodland,
well set with lock-oak and yellow pine tim
ber. The improvements on this property
LOG HOUSE, MM BARN,
Good Frame SPRING HOUSE, with a never
failing Well o' goi4 water at the door, also
a Spring close by. Also necessary outbuild
ings, a good Apple Orahard, Peaches, Pears,
Cherrys and all kinds of fruit.
The above property will be sold an very
reasonable terms. .The purchaser can also
have tbe opportunity of buying from ten to
forty acres of good cleared land adjoining
the above, at a very moderate price.
For further information inquire of.Arnold
Yarns, owner, who resides on the premises.
Any person wishing to purchase would do
well to call and examine the property for
July 12, 1871-3m
A SIX HORSE POWER ENGINE, with
Governors, Boiler and Mud Boiler, all
gomplcie. For full particulars address
' ROBERT ilrlNTIRE.
Peru Mill, Juniata Co., Pa.
Juue 28, 1S71.
A WIFE ROASTED ALITE.
A FEARFUL TRAGEDY AT LINN, MASS.
A Hnsbaad Charged with Throwing Kero-
sen .over his nire ana men setting
Her on tire.
Boston, Nov. 18. One of the most
brutal and inhuman tragedies which ever
horrified any community waa enacted at
Linn last night, and is to-day the leading
topic of conversation in that city. The
actors were a man named John G. Clin
ton, a bout forty-three years of age, a
barber by trade, and his wife, who was
made the victim of treatment that could
only be expected from a fiend, she hav
ing been shockingly beaten and then lit-
'family consisting of Clinton, his wife
and four boys, ranging in age from three
to seventeen year.-
Abont half past
eight o'clock last eveu'mg two women,
! named Margaret Brown and Charlotte
.Moody, WHO lived aimoet directly in
front of Clinton's house, had by their
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, - j 0 -j
ten minutes part nine o'clock, when tbe
same women discovered that the house
' r . ., , ,
was on tiro mei.Ie. Au alarm was at
once raised, and three men, named David
' Lee, Frtlinghnyseu Moody aud Fredrick
j Walton, rubbed into the house with
On tillering tLey found that there was
j fire on a table in tbe front rooni, also in
! an entry way wbic!i led up stairs, and a
I pile in the middle of the floor, consisting
! of what appeared to be a buudle of cloth
ing, was also burning. Ou examining
i the latter it was found to be the body of
Mre. Clinton, horrible bruised aud burned
in a most sickening manner. The cloth
ing was almost entirely burned from the
body, which was scorched and roasted.
The flame? were put out with some difi
culty. One report is that while the
men were endeavoring to extinguish the
fire the poor victim threw np one of her
arms and breathed perceptibly, but an
other, and probably the correct story, is
that life had left the body when i t was
About three feet from the head of the
victim lay tbe fragments of a kerosene
lamp, which had been borrowed from a
neighbor on that night, and traces of the
were also seen oil different parts of the
floor. City Marshal Barrett and two
oflicers went at once to the place. Clin
toa was standing over the body of his
wife, doing nothing, but appearing con
siderably affected. He was arrested, ta
ken to the station house and locked np.
One of the sons, named Frank, a lad
ten years of age, who was first to enter
the house says that he had been attend
ing an evening school that night, and
had returned home just as the fire was
discovered. He went into the house and
saw his mother burning on the floor.
Recollecting that his little brother was
probably upstairs abed he rushed np and
net his father coming down. He found
his brother, took him down stairs into a
As soon as tbe flames bd been extin
guished Coroner J. G. I'iukham was
called in, and be ordered the body of the
woman to be carried to the police sta.
tion, which was immediately done
The coroner then summoned a jury,
who viewed the body and then adjourned.
The corpse presented a sickening
sight. There were marks of violence on
the head, consisting of two or three cuts,
looking as though they had been made
with some dull instrument. On the
breast were also wounds which appeared
to have been caused by something be
side the flames. Tbe features were ren
dered unrecognizable, and the hair was
burned close to tbe head, leaving the
skull bare aud horribly crisped and
black, tbe flesh dropping from the hands,
arms and body, rendering it a sight
which conld not be beheld without a shud
der at the awful atrocity of the crime
and the blackness of the soul that could
The husband and prisoner has said
very littly, bat told a brief story. It is
that he was in bed up stairs about nine
I o'clock, all being quiet, when his little
boy came rushing up and totd him th e
I house was on ire. . He went down and
, found his wife lying on the floor in the
condition iu which she was found by the
; three men.
i Tbe belief that the man is gailty is al
! most universal. One theory of tbe af-
i fair is that he bad some difficulty with i
TBI COISTITCTIOa TBI DUOS ASO Til IlfOIClailTOr
JUNIATA COUOT, PENJTA., NOVEMBER 29, 1871.
Lis wife, during which he threw the
kerosene lamp at her, striking her on the
breast nd inflicting the wounds referred
to that the oil scattered over her cloth
ing and the flames were inhaled by tbe
Other people firmly believe that the
monster killed her by blows, aud then
actually set fired to the body, leaving it
barn. Ilia previous character had been
rather bad. He Lag been known in
Lynn for upwards of twenty years,
though not constantly a resident, and
during that time for tlie past two or
three years-v-he be has carried on the
business of a barber, at the llailroad
House, on Market street, and has been
known as a man much given to driukiug
and of an exceeding bad temper.
There has frequently been trouble be
tween bim and his wife, partly caused by
the fact that the latter was possessed of
some property which he could not have
the control uf. The officers have been
frequently called into his bouse to quell
disturbances, and Clinton baa been tie
fore the police court on one or two occa
sions lately, Coroner Pinkham is to
make a full investigation of the affair.
AN OREGON ROMANCE.
The Oregon Bulletin tells this roman
tic story : Twenty-five years ago a
young couple residing in the State of
New Hampshire met, loved and deter
mined to marry. Like other bamaa be.
ingg, they had passions, and they parted
in anger. 1 be young man moved into
another part of the country, where he
met another woman, whom he married
A few years later he moved to the Pa
cific coast, and in time became a eilzen
of Oregon. The young woman fitted
herself for the occupation of a teacher
and went to Iowa, where tbe engaged in
Fifteen years passed by, and then the
suhoolmarm joined a family that was
emigrating from the vicinity of where
she had been residing to Oregon, and in
due time arrived theaw aud endeavored to
procure employment in her profession,
but met with indifferent success and final
ly determined to accept employment as a
domestic uutil she could do better.
Slowly after making this resolution she
was offered a position in the family of a
gentleman and accepted it, but, the first
time she saw the head of the family,
i recognized in him her former lover. The
recognition was mutal, aud of course the
lady could not remain. Her old lover,
who bad grown rich, furnished her with
funds, and she went to San Francisco,
where she obtained a position iu the
School Department of that city.
Abont eighteen months ago the wife
of the gentleman died, after having been
in feeble health for some years. After
a while the widower wrote to his flame,
telling her of his loss. She replied with
a letter of consolation, and a correspon
dence sprang up between them, and
finally the widower made a proposal to
the lady to bury their old differences and
consumate the engagement of their
younger days. The woman who had
loved so steadily and so long signified
her willingness, and a couple of months
ago onr friend proceeded to San Francis
co and led his first love to the alter
They returned to Oregon, and are now
residing on one of the most beautiful
farms in the Willamette Valley.
A n iLD VoM AX.
Gebhartsville, Somerset couuty, Pa ,
claims the sensation of the week. It has
a genui ne, simon pure, wild woman, al
most as waa Eve after the fall, for she
wears only an apron of leaves, sandals of
bark, and a necklace of tea-berries.
Swift as a doe, people have rarely been
able to see her features distinctly in her
visits to the neighboring farm houses
and outskirts of the village ; yet those
who have seen her declare that s he is far
from uncomely in person and counte
nance. Her oval face is set with kee n
black eyes, and framed in long masses
of flowing black hair ; and with her tall,
slender figure, she has the air of the
Queen of the foreets. Like most women,
she has a great dread of men, and bounds
away over fences and fields whenever
one attempts to approach her. Yet she
is consistent, and avoids in like manner
too great familiarity with women.
For children, however she seems to
have great fondness, as was exemplified
only a few days past. While passing
near the house of a farmer she espied a
little girl three or four years old playing
in the road. Crouching, rhe crawled
behind a fence until within a short distance
of the child, then, with adound, cleared
the the fence, in the nex.t moment seized
the screaming little one, and was away
at the top of her speed. The mother,
hearing the screams of her child, pursued
screaming yet more loudly. Her hus
band, attracted by the cries of both has
tened to the chase. The wild woman,
finding herself encumdred by the weight
of the child, dropped it and escaped.
The latter was uninjured, with the
exception of some scratches, which, no
doubt, are attridutable to the long
nails of the strange denizen of the fieln
TUC LAWS. J
SUFFERINGS AT SEA.
A Dreadful Story of Shipwreck, Staira
tion and Death A Humane Captain's
On Thursday, October 19, at eight A.
M., a sail was discovered by tbe wheel
man on the steamer "Moses Taylor".
The vessel lay directly in the steamer's
track and appeared to be disabled, hav
ing but one mask standing and only her
lower topsail set, running before a fresh
southeast wiud. Ou approaching her, it
appeared to be a brig, water-logged, with
her mainmast carried away, apparently
deserted, no persons appearing in sight
on board. A sail spread over the fore
castle and a tent rigged iu the foretop
crosstrees, showed that the crew had oc
cupied these places for some time. At
every lurch the sea made a clear breach
over the vessel from stem to stern. To
all appearance it was a wreck which had
long been water logged and her crew ta
ken tff by some passing vessel. Uer
stern was broken away, the bulwarks ou
both sides gone and her sails flying from
the lore.mast in rags.
Ou reaching the wreck the steamer
stopped, and Captain Rennet sent off a
boat to ascertain whether any persons
were ou board, and, if none, whether
any record could bo found respecting
her. The sea being quite rousb, the
brig lurched heavily, aud the boat ap
proached her with some difficulty. She
was boarded, however, by the third officer
aud a seaman from the steamer, who im
mediately went aloft into the foretop, and
finding no one. went into the forecastle,
where they discovered a weak, emaci
patcd man, who exclaimed, as he saw
them, "Am I saved V He was lifted in
to the boat and taken to the steamer, the
ouly article brought with him being a
small canvas bag, containing a nautical
almanac and a vial enclosing a sheet of
paper, with the data of the wreck and
names of the crew aud passengers.
It proved to be tbe American brig
"Sheluhoff.'' 313 tons register, of San
Francisco, bound to Calloa, with a cargo
of lumber. The survivor was Captaiu
Luder Uopken, the last of twelve per
sons on board at the' time of the disaster
All others, crew and passengers, had
died from privation. The captain, who
had been a man of two hundred and
thirty-five pounds, was found an emaci
pated skeleton, when discovered iu the
forecastle of his wrecked ship, weighing
less than one hundred and twenty
pounds. The sufferings he endured for
over three months cannot be told ; he lit
erally subsisted ou his own fat, as he
had nothing to eat. His providential
rescue came at tbe last momcut, for it is
believed it was his intention to end his
sufferings the same day by taking vitroil
The brig was caught in a cyclone on
the night of July 3, the same date as the
solar eclipse. Soon after midnight, when
the cyclone was at its height, she was
thrown on her beam ends, and found to
be rapidly filling, and in order to pre
veut a total loss of the vessel and her
company, her main-mast was cut away,
and she righted. No time was allowed
to save any provisions or clothing from
tbe cabin, and the crew were obliged to
retreat to the foretop to prevent being
washed overboard, as every wave made
a clean breach over her. The mate, Mr.
Johnson, died the first six days after the
disaster. Two half barrels of salmon, a
half barrul of tongues, and a box of
China starch were fished up out of the
hold, but the drinking water was all
found to be brackish. Tbe Salmon,
tongues, starch, and a few fish caught
with a hook from time to time, and oc
casionally a little rain water caught in a
sail, and always more or less brackish
from the salt spray, were all that the
ship's company had to subsist on.
Captaiu Uopken's account of the suf
ferings of his men and passengers is a
roost heartrending one. After the death
of the mate, tbe 9th of July, uone occur
red till Septemder 6th, when they began
to become delireous and weak from hun
ger and thirst, and several died oi jumped
overdoard in their delirium. Boiles and
disease, induced by hunger and salt
water, added to the intensity of their
Nine or ten days befor the steamer
rescued him, Captain Uopken states that
barque ran down to the wreck, hove
to for a few minutes and then squared
away without sending off boats or making
any effort to rescue the lives of those on
board, of whom there were eight living.
The barque came so near that persons
could be seen moving about her deck.
Those on the brig were so weak as to be
unable to stand, but got on their knees
and waved pieces of sailcloth, hoping to
attraet attention Their feelings as they
saw the barque square away, when so
near them, may better be imagined than
described. Their last hope being gone,
they lay down, one after another, and
died or leaped overboard. The barque
displayed no flag, and all that Captain
Hopken can recollect of her appearance
was that she had a bright new spanker
The Brig sailed from San Francisco
EDITOR ASD PROPRIETOR.
WHOLE NUMBER 1290.
Jnne 22' with 210000 feet of lumber on
board. Too mnch praise cannot be given
to Captaiu Bennett of the "Moses Tay
lor, for sending a boat from the steamer
to examiue the wreck, w'lich, to all app
earances, was abandoned, and when nine
out of ten shipmasters would probably
have thought it a waste of time to stop
and examine her condition. But bis hu
mane course saved the life of one person
whose gratitude no words can express
A MELTING STORY.
How a Yerinonter Punished a Butter
One winter evening a country store
keeper in the Green Mountain State
was about closing up for the niht,
and while standing in tbe snow out
side, putting up the window shutters
saw through the glass a lounging,
worthless fellow within, grab a pound
of butter from the shelf and conceal
it in is hat.
The act was no sooner detected
than the revenge was hit upon, and a
very few minutes found the Green
Mountain storekeeper at once indulg
ing his appetite for fun to the fullest
extent aud, paying off tbe thief with
a facetious sort of torture, for which,
he would have gained a premium from
the old Inquisition.
1 say Seth, said the storekeeper,
mmillfr in nnr! f Irwin tliA ilnftr fiffpr
him, "slapping his hand over bin
shoulders and stamping the snow oil"
Seth bad his hand on the door, his
hat on his head, and the roll of but
ter in hu hat anxious to make his
exit as soon as possible. "I say, Seth,
sit down ; I reckon now ou such
a cold night as this a little some
thing warm would not hurt a fel
low." Seth felt very uncertain ; he had
the butter and wxs exceedingly anx
ious to be oil", but temptation of some
thing warm sadly interfered with his
resolution to go. This hesitation how
ever was soon settled by the right
owner of the butter taking Seth by
the shoulder and planting him in a
seat close to to the stove, where he
was in such a manner concerned in by
the boxes and barrels that while the
grocer stood before him, there was no
possibility of getting out, and right in
this very place sure enough the store
keeper sat down.
"Seth, we'll have a little warm
Santa Cruz," said the Green Moun
tain Grocer ; so he opened the stove
door and stuffed in as many sticks as
the place would admit, ."without it
you'd freeze going home such, a night
Seth already felt the butter settling
down closer to his hair, and he jumped
up declaring he must go.
"Not until you have something warm.
Seth, Seth, come, I've got a story to
tell you," and Seth was agained rush
ed iuto his seat by his cunning tormen
tor. "Oh! it's so hot here," said the
pretty thief attempting to rise.
"Sit down don't be in a hurry,"'
retorted the grocer, pushing him back
into his chair.
"But I've- got the cows to fodder,
and the wood to split, and I must be
going," said the jcrsecutcd chap.
"But you musn't tear yourself
away, Seth, in such a mannor. Sit
down, let the cows take care oS them
selves, and kep yourself cool,'" staid
the the roguish grocer with a wicked
The next thing was the production
of two smoking glasses of hot toddy,
the very sight of which, in Seth's pres
ent situation, would have made the
hair stand erect upon his head had it
not been well oiled aud kept down by
"Seth, I will give you a toast, now,
and you can butter it for yourself,"
said the grocer, - with nn air of much
consummate simplicity, that poor Seth
believed himself unsuspected. "Seth,
here's here's a Christmas goose, well
roasted, ch I I tell you it's the greatest
eatiag in creation. And Seth, don't
you never use hog's fat, or common
cooking butter, to baste it with ; come
take your butter, I mean Seth, take
Poor Seth now began to smoke, as
well as melt, and his mouth was her
metrically sealed up, as though he had
been born dumb. Streak after streak
of butter came pouring from under
his hat, and his handkerchief was a)
ready soaked with the greasy over
flow. Talking away, as if nothing
was the matter, the fun:loving grocer
kept stuffing wood into the stove, while
poor Seth sat upright, with his back
against the counter, and his knees
almost touching the red hot furnace
"Cold night, this," Baid the grocer.
"Why Seth, you seem to perspire as if
you were warm ? Why don't you take
your- hat off? Here, let me put your
hat away "
"No," exclaimed poor Seth, at last.
"No, I must go, let me out, I ain't well,
let me go.
A greasy cataract was now pouring
down the poor man's face and neck,
and soaking into his clothes, and
trickling down his body into his boots
so that he was literally in a perfect
bath ot ou.
"Well, good night, Seth," said the
humorous Yermonter ; "if you will
go ;" and adding as he darted out of
the door, "I say Seth, I reckon the
fun I have had of you is worth nine
pence, so I shan't charge you for that
pound of butter in your hat"
Tuesday morning about 3 o'clock
two empty passengers, care belonging to
the Pennsylvania Railroad, standing
on the switch at Mantau Junction,
West Philadelphia, took fire from the
stove, and were destroved. Loss 5,-000.
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Malicious journals published in
other States congratulate Rhode- Is
landers that the- adktptioa of the "liar
row guage" will at leset enable then
to. have a railroad without laying
cither rail ia an. adjoining State.
In all differences consider that both
ymi and your opponent are dropping
off, and that ere long your very mem
ories will be extinguished
IIORRIBJ.E Fate. At New Castle
Pa, on Wednesday night a week a
crowd of boys between the ages of ten
and fourteen, concluded to have some
fun by upsetting a privy, which they
accomplished, bringing one of the
boys, named Rieluird McEIvey, to
fearful death. McEIvey was on a
fence in the rear of the building, and
as it upset, he lost hi balance and
fell head foremost into the vaul
though his comrades were not a war
that he had Met such an awful fate, it
being very dark, aivd a. the building
gave wiy, they all ni, supposing Mc
EIvey was with thercK After the lapse
of the or fifteen minutes, McEIvey
leing absent, they got uneasy, went
to his home, and not finding litm there
rushed bark to the vault and found
him there dostd.
General Hanlee has been instruct
ing tho Flori la farmers in a system
of tactics to be employed airainst-veg-etable-eating
insects, which is, natur
ally cuough, concussion of gunpowder
vt other explosives. He cleared his
garden of the curculio. by toox-hiug otT
two poutuls of powder, the shock kill
ing every in?ect wtt'iiu a considerable
Barn Bvrxkd. On Saturday
morning last, a large bank barn be
longing to Mr. William M. Watts, a
short distance South of Mechanics-
burg, in Upper Alien township, was
burned to tho ground. The tire was
caused by the machinery of the thresh
ing machine becoming heated. The
barn and the entire crop was destroy
ed, together with one calf. It is said
to have been one of the largest barns
in the couuty. We have not learned
whether the barn was insured or not,
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for December is at hand. Amoug the
Magazines wc receive each month,
none are more carefully perused than
the Phrenological, on account of its
sound views on everything related to
the times. It is progressive and re
formatory, but never deals in vague
and illusory schemes, like mo.-t of the
so-called progressive publications. The
December number contains among
other good things, Judge Daly, of
New York, with a fine portrait; An
Old Bone of Contention; An able lie
view of Mr. Beecher's Life of Christ;
The Bridge of Motion, or Recent Sci
entific Developments; Laura's Expe
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Gen. Robt. A. Cameron, the Colorado
Colonist; Chicago; Chronic Catarrh,
its Cause and Cure; Thought, in Sound
and Motion; The Geological History
of Man; The Faculty of Order and
its Culture; Working at Night; The
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the next nutnlxr. S. R. Wells, Pub
lisher, 39 Broadway, New York.
A Di.sapi'oixti;i Man. An old
mar living near Newport, Indiana,
quarreled with his wife, aud taking
down his shi gun, announced that he
would commit suicide forthwith. Ho
went into the yard, lay down on tho
ground where he could be seen from a
front window, fired the gun off in tho
air, and remained motionless for an
hour, during which time be slily
watched the door and window for the
appearance of his grief-stricken wife.
"But he was sadly mistaken," says
the old gentleman's home pax-r.
"They did not rome out to see whether
he had blown the top of his head off
or not. This was more than the old
man could stand, he rose up, went in
to the house, acd made things hot for
the old woman and children for a
w hile. He'd show them whether they
wouldn't come out when he had kill
LYNCHING IX INDIANA.
For some months many robberies
Lave been committed in Owen county
and lately several residences and barns
have been fired by incendiaries and de
stroyed. Horse thieves also plied their
vocation with enterprise, and to such
an extent were these outrages carried
that the farmers of the county became
greatly exasperated and determined
to take the law into thair own hands.
This determination was the result of
the lax bdministration of the law, as
many parties who had been indicted
for crimes were able, on the slightest
pretexts, to escape punishment.
Ou Friday night forty or fifty citi
zens, without any disguise, organized
and proceeded to the residence of six
men, two named Brown, two Ander
son, and two Green. These men had
all been guilty of numerous crime,
and had always managed to evade th
penalty of the law. They weretakea
from their homes to the woods, tied up
and whipped nearly to death witn
switches. They were then notified
that unless they left the county with
in twenty-four hours they would b
The lynchers then proceeded to the
residence of old man Anderson, fath
er of the two Andersons lynched, and
took him to the woods and hung larr
up to a tree in order to extort a con
fession from him of bis own guilt an-1,
that of the party lynched. He mad
a full confession, and was then whip
ped and ordered to forthwith leave tha
county. All the parties left on Satui
day, and if they return will certain'
be hung. Lonivilk Ledger, Xov. 7.
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